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    Description

    Nestled between Lake Cochrane and Lake Oliver is an 88-acre playground for campers, anglers, boaters and those who simply enjoy the outdoors. Both the quality of the park and the clear, spring-fed lake bring people to this area. Lake Cochrane Recreation Area was named for the area's first homesteader, Byron J. Cochrane, who settled on the south side of the lake in 1872. The area's rich farmlands and beautiful setting soon attracted other homesteaders

    You can make it your home too--at least for a fun-filled vacation. Reservations may be made for one of the campsites with electricity or the one-room log-style cabin. Simply use the online system to book your site. Bring family or friends to enjoy the scenery of Lake Cochrane Recreation Area while settling into the cabin. Four can sleep comfortably in the set of bunk beds and double bed. Inside is a table and benches; outside, a porch, picnic table and fire grate. Put sleeping bags and linens, cooking utensils for outside cooking and a cooler on your packing list.

    Plunge into the shimmering lake water for a refreshing swim or climb aboard a boat to see the sights of Lake Cochrane Recreation Area. A boat ramp and fishing pole checkout are just part of the park's amenities. Try your hand at bringing in a catch of walleye, northern pike, bluegill, perch and bass. Gather a group at the picnic shelter, checkout a game to play and let the kids swing and climb on the playground.

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    Directions

    10 miles E of Clear lake, SD off SD 22
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    Amenities

    Onsite

    • 50 Amp Available
    • Accom Big Rigs
    • Tent Sites Available
    • Lake
    • Firewood Available
    • Dump Station
    • Picnic Area
    • ADA Accessible
    • Clubs Welcome
    • Pets Welcome
    • Family Park
    • Open Year Round
    • Credit Crd Accepted
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    Nearby

    • Gas
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    Recreation

    Onsite

    • Beach
    • Playground
    • Boat Ramp
    • Bird Watching
    • Boating - Paddle
    • Boating
    • Boating - Watercraft
    • Education Activity
    • Fishing
    • Swimming
    • Wildlife Viewing
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    A minusOverall Rating
    10/19/2020

    My camping

    It was great.clean,quiet,safe.
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    10/06/2020

    Clean, Quiet

    As usual, Lake Cochrane Campground was clean and quiet. It was extra quiet this time around of course since it was October and way less attended than normal. Would recommend. We love it here and try to stay at least once or twice a year.
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    A minusOverall Rating
    09/22/2020

    Pleased

    Had a great stay everything was clean and up to par except for the fire pit. There was ashes not cleaned out but they where still warm so we are guessing there where guests before us. Not a big deal definitely didn't ruin our stay.
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    A minusOverall Rating
    09/19/2020

    Lake Cochrane

    We camped at Lake Cochrane during the week with some friends. A couple other campers there too. Pretty quiet, but we are older and that's the way we like it. When you camp in September, the weather can be a challenge, so one of the two days that we were there was a little chilly and windy. We were fine just started the campfire earlier. It's a beautiful park and one of our favorites! Although the weeds in the landscaping by the restrooms is kind of an eyesore, but all in all a great camping experience!
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